Death to Innocence

Innocence dies on the morrow –

but you don’t need to know that.

The thought of what is to come

would kill you before your time;


you need this night.

You need this moment,

this avenue of secret stillness,

this scented ‘now’ that sweeps away breath

and catches heart in throat to behold.

It is well that

you  will have something to hold on to

when innocence dies.

Until then,


and bloom

and store up dreams

in girlish pockets,

for tonight,

you are


16 comments on “Death to Innocence

  1. This poem is absolutely beautiful. I read it twice and truly love it. Thank you.

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    This one made me a wee bit sad–guess I was looking back, thinking of lost innocence and how devastating it is. Wonderfully written though, to be able to evoke such strong feelings.

  3. I absolutely love…“this scented ‘now’ that sweeps away breath“ Beautiful!

  4. I love both the picture & poem equally. This is my favorite for today. It is a sad poem:But so beautiful!
    ~ Wendy

  5. Debbie says:

    This was like sweet and salty snacks . .sad and so beautiful all at once! Thank you for keeping us enthralled! God bless you!

  6. elizabeth says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the ebb and flow effect. 🙂

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